(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Friday, April 28, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

28 April 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. West PHL Sea issue

-PH-China vessel near-collision in West PHL Sea

-PCG identifies over 100 hundred Chinese Vessels in WPS   

-PH won't yield to intrusions, illegal actions in West PH Sea — DFA

-China says Philippine boat's 'provocative action' caused near-crash

-Maritime patrols continue amid China’s aggression in West Philippine Sea, says PCG

-Senators urge gov’t to review PH policy with China after near-collision in West PH Sea

[GMA News, Agence France Press, Inquirer, News5, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Rappler]


2. BSP sees inflation cooling down within 6.3% to 7.1% in April

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Times, Rappler, Daily Tribune] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/868375/bsp-sees-inflation-cooling-down-within-6-3-to-7-1-in-april

3. Sudan crisis

-496 Filipinos in Sudan evacuated — DFA

-227 more Filipinos make it safely to Egypt from war-torn Sudan

-340 Filipinos evacuated from Sudan on their way to Egypt - Ople

-DFA hopes to bring home first batch of Filipinos from Sudan next week

-Lack of docs delay Egypt entry of some Filipinos fleeing Sudan: DFA

-DFA: Last batch of Filipinos set to leave Sudan capital, but more expected to seek evacuation

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


4. Appointment

-Palace names new appointees to SRA, DA, other agencies

-Azcona to prioritize donating smuggled sugar to Kadiwa

 [DZBB, CNN PHL, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Business World, News5, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


5. Palace, DFA hold a pre-departure briefing for PBBM’s US trip

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, Rappler, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]


6. Hearing on De Lima’s drug case

-De Lima attends hearing; Hopes dismissal of drug case

-New witness in De Lima trial done with testimony, promulgation to push through May 12 —lawyer

-De Lima's lawyer 'surprised' but respects reopening of trial

[GMA News, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


7. 'Minimal to no interruptions' during Sual power plant maintenance on April 29-May 1: DOE

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN PHL]


8. Romualdez calls for simpler SIM registration process

[Philstar, News5, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Rappler]


9. LTO plate and license crisis

-Bautista says DOTR looks for ways to fast track purchase of driver’s license, license plates

-Improvised license plates illegal, says LTO

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune]


10. Gov’t officials Metro Manila Subway links in Quezon and East Avenues

[Philstar, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin] 


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